The PNE, Vancouver’s down-home country fair, is in town once again Aug. 16-Sept. 1, delighting crowds with the usual assortment of stomach-rumbling rides, agricultural exhibits and, of course, the most decadent food imaginable.
This year, there are some new additions to the calorie-rich smorgasbord at the fair, as well as many favourites from past years. Here are five decadent foods not to be missed at this year’s PNE. Hope you’re hungry.
Deep-fried cheesecake at Granny’s Foods: What makes a rich, creamy cheesecake even more delicious? Dunking it a vat of boiling oil, of course. Granny’s deep-fried cheesecake consists of a small sliver of cake, wrapped in a pastry coating and then fried to a crispy, golden-brown. Also try delicacies like deep-fried Oreos and even deep-fried Kool-Aid.
Exotic slider combo at Gourmet Burgers: Getting a bit bored with the standard beef burgers? Indulge your wild side by eating a variety of cuddly, sometimes scary, animals from around the world in burger form. Options for the three-slider combo include kangaroo, camel, alligator, ostrich, wild boar and venison.
Run Fatboy Run at When Mac Met Cheese: This stand specializes in gourmet mac and cheese made from scratch with seven cheeses. To up the ante, they offer Run Fatboy Run – fist-sized balls of mac and cheese deep fried and drizzled with a special sauce. Other options include Godzilla (mac and cheese topped with seaweed and Japanese mayo) and Slumdog Millionaire (with mild curry and peas).
Double Dog Dare Ya at PNE Crazy Dogs: Remember when a foot-long hot dog was considered over the top? This one is twice as big. Take a two-foot-long hot dog, slather it in chili, cheese, grilled onions, green peppers and bacon bits and you get the Double Dog Dare Ya.
Pickle shooters at Pickle Pete’s: Need something to wash this all down? How about a refreshing dose of straight pickle juice from Pickle Pete’s. The briny green elixir is poured into test tubes and then slurped for a quick pick-me-up. While you’re there, don’t miss Pete’s signature fried pickles or his chocolate-covered bacon.
Any other can’t-miss decadent foods at the 2014 PNE in Vancouver? Let us know below.
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